Buckle Up With Nicolle Erazo

Buckle Up With Nicolle Erazo

Hello Readers,  My name is Nicolle and I am a trainer and certified nutrition coach at Legacy Fit Doral.  I would like to share with you four of the most common mistakes that people make when they decide to embark on a weight loss journey.  So, sit down, buckle up and lets explore these mistakes.  1.  Failing to Plan Have you heard of the saying “failing to plan is planning to fail” ? Well, there is a lot of truth in this, especially, when it comes to nutrition.  In today’s society, we live “on-the-go” and  most of the time we decide to rely on our will and make choices as we go through our day.   If you are considering to begin a healthier lifestyle, my best advice is to…
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Can Our “Before” Hinder our “After”

Can Our “Before” Hinder our “After”

Most people assume after meeting someone new that they have always looked a way they do now in terms of health.  If someone is fit, they must have always been fit.  Or the other way around. The present does not always showcase the journey and often there is a “Before” story prior to what you are meeting now.  One of the most important areas to train is the heart.  Whether they are coming to me as their before photo or coming to me as a success story looking for maintenance, the root of the heart is where my tunnel vision is locked in on. Does this mean I am focused more on who we were are opposed to now?  Absolutely not.  But our habits and consistency in creating a new…
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The Journey Less Traveled

The Journey Less Traveled

Journey is defined as the act of traveling somewhere.  I’d like to add in “worth-wild”. The act of traveling somewhere worth wild.  Let’s go deeper. I feel it is time for many of us to take an inner journey by taking outside action.   Purpose: Journey concerning living our purpose.  Purpose is defined as the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.  My husband and I feel we are given a purpose of connecting people to the body they were given and helping them to make it the strongest possible so they can live to their fullest potential. What is your thing?  We all have that “thing”!  That thing that we enjoy or feel called to.  One could be created to teach students, save…
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I appreciate you, NOW CHANGE!

I appreciate you, NOW CHANGE!

Why can’t I stay the same? I have the IPhone7. It feels like yesterday when I bought it, it was the “in” thing and just like that I am now outdated. All around us change is occurring. The world keeps spinning and time keeps ticking. Eventually, change taking place around us, affects us. We have the choice to fight it or embrace it. Let’s examine why change is inevitable to our success. Lifestyle: How we live our life directly effects our productivity. Imagine we look to get healthy. We spend time in the gym but then head to the fast food drive through. We cannot expect to produce a fit physique if we are not ready to change in multiple areas of our life including foods we consume. If we…
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Follow Your Heart or Be Bullied by Your Circumstances

Follow Your Heart or Be Bullied by Your Circumstances

When the alarm goes off and my feet hit the floor, I like to ease into the morning listening to calming music and sipping coffee. Now, there are some mornings that my little boy will come knocking at the door with a specific need that can jumpstart my day a little more abrupt. Just like there are calm days, there can be circumstances taking place that can make an abrupt impact on our life. The question is... will we follow our heart and passion or be bullied by our surrounding circumstances? Take it a step further and perhaps your circumstance ignites your calling. What is your next step?? I am a risk taker to some because I will chase my dream when even if I have comfortable circumstances. My faith…
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Misled Action

Misled Action

Do we believe we are doing more than we really are? By: Jai Faith But I eat healthy! I exercise! I am just not getting results! Is it possible to do all of the right things and not get results? Well, let’s take a look at “right things”. About two weeks ago, I ran into an associate while she was having lunch. Typically, I don’t pay attention to what a person is eating. Their choice is theirs as mine is mine. It wasn’t until she said, “ I am doing all of the right things including eating healthy but not getting results.” I just witnessed her eat a plate that was loaded to the edges with white rice and topped with about five pieces of chicken covered in gravy and…
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Cleanse

Cleanse

Welcome to the last month of 2017.  Many people are focused on starting new routines in 2018.  Yet there is an opportunity to cleanse your home, body, service and family life to prepare you for a fresh start come January 1st.  Let’s not draw out this introduction and get right to the point.  Let me share where I am in hopes you will find an area of cleansing that you would like to focus on as well this month. Home Our home is our sanctuary that should feel warm.  It is where we kick our feet up to disconnect from the outside world.  One of my favorite statements from Ron is “More stuff?”  How much stuff do we need and what kind of stuff?  Good bye to stuff that is…
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Distracted Fitness

Distracted Fitness

When driving, many people watch the phone instead the road. In restaurants, many have dinner with someone but glued to their electronics? According to The New York Times article, "The Eight-Second Attention Span", humans have a shorter attention spans then goldfish. While doing one thing, humans are already chasing the next thrill putting our concentration at risk. Starting things but not maintaining concentration to stay on task. Distracted fitness can lead to less results and injuries. Let's dive in! The dictionary defines mindfulness as a mental state achieved by focusing ones awareness on the present moment while calmly acknowledging ones feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Distracted fitness allows fly away thoughts to run wild stirring us away from the full workout experience. We want to be locked into the body…
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Cre-Activity

Cre-Activity

There are children that are drawn to being active.  Other children are soaked into sedentary lifestyles and getting them moving calls for a little creativity.  Therefore, the name "Cre-Activity" is born (courtesy of a friend of mine Pastor Heredes).  Sedentary is a word that describes sitting around.  Now more then ever, children are at risk for more adult health issues such as developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.  Exercise and healthy eating for kids should be on the increase while sedentary lifestyle and processed food should be on the decrease to counter these health conditions.   Exercise for a child lessens their chance at obesity, increases their self-esteem and strengthens their heart.  This week I had the privilege to work out Pre-K through 5 graders at a local…
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Connecting Emotionally to Your Fitness Phase  

Connecting Emotionally to Your Fitness Phase  

Being from the fitness and dance industry for over a decade, I have experienced an emotion with each phase of fitness training. Licensed through the American Council on Exercise, we use an integrated fitness training model that meets the client where they are and helps them achieve success through different phases of training.  Our life changes and so does our physical needs depending on the season we are in.  Journey with me as we focus on exercise as a means to love our body in its current phase. Let's get personal. Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Think of the latest exercise frenzy being showcased in infomercials.  Dynamic movements. Quick transitions adding twist and turns.  It can be challenging when a person that should be focused on correcting muscle imbalances and…
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